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Author Topic: Prick with lancet and extreme anxiety.  (Read 315 times)

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Prick with lancet and extreme anxiety.
« on: February 03, 2020, 03:30:49 pm »
Hello everyone, the first sorry for bothering you but I'm very anxious.About 2 years ago almost a triage nurse performed a glucose test with this type of lancet in the hospital, I did not see how he opened it, left it on the table and I performed the glucose test without gloves,He also said nothing to me that I washed my hands with which glucose gave more than 500 because my hands were stained with hairspray and this alters the glucose test. I am afraid to think that the lancet was reused and could transmit HIV to me, in the Spanish crossroads they told me that this is impossible, as you see it? Triage nurses, even if they are somewhat older, know or are aware that sterile material (open lancet of the wrapper) should be used and not take one that does not have the evolutionary? He took everything from his triage backpack (Glucometer, strips, lancets, etc.). A month ago I got a folliculitis on my legs, I treated myself with alcohol and Povidone-iodine and it seems that it has largely disappeared but not quite, I'm afraid that it is an HIV-related eosinophilic folliculitis, I don't have itching that is hiv characteristic or that I have read. I am very stressed, I have not had fever or swollen glands and my spleen by ultrasound was normal size. And liver transaminases are normal, so I rule out hepatitis C since B is vaccinated.

the lancet was of the standard type of those used in allergy but can also be used for glucose ... of this type

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Re: Prick with lancet and extreme anxiety.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 03:34:28 pm »
What you posted was no HIV risk to you.
Relax and move on with your life

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